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-- the fcc, the agency of government created by congress to protect the public's rightful ownership of the airwaves -- is reportedly asking the other four commissioners to suspend the rule preventing a company from owning a newspaper and radio and tv stations in the same big city. thus he would give the massive media companies free rein to devour more of the competition. the chairman is julius genachowski, appointed to the job by president barack obama. now, the fcc tried to pull this same stunt under a republica chairman back in the second term of george w. bush, but at hearings held around the country an angry public fought back. >> we told you a year ago when you came to seattle that media consolidation is a patently bad idea. no "ifs," "ands," or "buts" about it. so with all due respect i ask you, what part of that didn't you understand? >> i'm a republican and i'm a capitalist, but some areas of our private sector must be regulated. freedom of information is too important, we must be oactive in protecting that fundamental freedom. >> if the fcc is here wanting to know if chicag
main categories they have -- one is how to reduce the size of government, and the other half of it is this model legislation that's in the corporate good. in other words, there's a profit-driven legislation. how can you open up a new market? how can you privatize something that can open up a market for a company? and between those two divisions, you are kind of getting to the same end goal, which is really kind of ultimate privatization of everything. >> mark pocan is something of an expert on alec. in fact, to learn as much as he could, he became a member. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> what i realized is if you join alec for a mere $100 as a legislator, you have the full access like any corporate member. >> he also took himself to an alec conference for a first-hand look. >> hi, i'm state representative mark pocan, and welcome to my videoblog. i'm outside the marriott on canal street in new orleans at the alec convention, the american legislative exchange council. that was where you watch the interaction of a room full of lobbyists -- free drinks, free cigars, wining, dining. many people j
brother is in state government in texas. you're the youngest mayor... or one of the youngest mayors in the country, san antonio, and people are saying, "this family has got a political future." so is that kind of the way you had it all planned out? >> oh, it's... well, that's the way that it's working right now, it seems, but not the way that we planned out. >> hinojosa: so you didn't even think, like, when you were a kid you were like, "i'm going to become a politician like my mom." >> no. you know what's interesting was that because my mother was so involved at that time in different mexican american issues and women's issues, she would drag us to political rallies, to meetings, and for somebody that's five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, those things are not the funnest thing to do in the world. and so we actually... joaquín and i wanted to do anything but go into politics. >> hinojosa: really? >> yeah. my brother wanted to be a lawyer and he is a lawyer today and i'm a lawyer, and i really didn't know what i wanted to do, but i didn't want to do that because it... you know, i ju
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